Press Release

UPCOMING EVENT : GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Project in Rwanda: Implementing Green Cities Development Project


GCF Readiness and Preparatory support project rationale

Rwandas National Roadmap for Green Secondary City development was elaborated as a tool to implement the National Strategy for Green Growth and Climate Resilience, EDPRS 2 priority areas of facilitating and managing urbanization, and promoting secondary cities as poles of growth and centres of non-agricultural economic activities. In tandem, the Government of Rwanda has adopted a National Urbanization Policy, Rwanda urban planning code, and ministerial orders related to urban development plans elaboration.

The readiness project supported the review of the detailed physical plans to incorporate green growth principles, identification of green growth and climate resilient projects, and strengthened the NDA and NCT capacity for oversight and fund mobilization for climate change adaptation and mitigation. While the focus city was Nyagatare, the remaining five cities benefited from the process with green growth principles and identification of projects cutting across all the cities.

The resulting green city detailed physical plans will provide the government of Rwanda and Secondary Cities, with clear tools and strategies enabling operationalization of the National Roadmap for Green Secondary Cities Development and implementation of the National Urbanization policy. This as part of the achievement of the Nationally Determined Contributions to the Climate Paris Agreement (NDCS), focusing on both climate change mitigation and adaptation outcomes.

Objectives of the workshop

  • Strengthen understanding of engagement with GCF for climate finance and green investment opportunities in Rwanda
  • Present the revised Secondary Cities and City of Kigali Detailed Physical Plans
  • Introduce the green growth and climate resilient project concepts
  • Present the report on the strengthening of the capacity of the NDA and NCT
  • Communicate the Knowledge acquired, and Lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward

The workshop will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre on the 11th July 2019, from 8am to 5pm

For any further queries, you may contact Ms Birungi,

Organizing partners

Ministry of Infrastructure ; Rwanda Housing Authority ; City of Kigali ; Secondary Cities ;Rwanda Environment Management Authority.

8:00 – 8:30 Arrival and registration of Participants (District Videos to be played)
Master of Ceremonies – Ms. Pamela Birungi
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome Remarks Ms. Inhee Chung

Country Representative

GGGI Rwanda


Eng. Eric Serubibi

Director General

Rwanda Housing Authority


Eng. Coletha Ruhamya

Director General

Rwanda Environment Management Authority

9:15 – 9:25 Guest of Honour Hon. Vincent Biruta

Minister of Environment

Government of Rwanda

9:25 – 9:30 Group Photograph
9:30 – 9:45 Presentation

GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme to Implement Green Cities Development in Rwanda

Mr. Jean Pierre Munyeshyaka

GGGI Sr. Associate-Green Urbanization

9:45 – 10:00 Presentation

Strengthening Capacity of NDA

Ms. Oana Baloi

GGGI Green Cities Development Consultant

10:00 – 10:15 Presentation

Experience and Knowledge sharing on GCF training

Ms. Marie Dalie Dukuze

Green Economy Specialist,

Rwanda Environment Management Authority

10:15 – 10:30 Q&A Facilitated by

Ms. Oana Baloi

GGGI Green Cities Development Consultant

10:30 – 10:45 Health break
10:45 – 11:15 Presentation

Green Growth in the City Detailed Physical Planning for the City of Kigali and Secondary Cities

Mr. Enrico Moriello

Principal Planner

Surbana Jurong – SMEC

11:15 – 11:45 Presentation

Green City Development Thematic Project Concept Notes

Ms. Liliane Uwanziga Mupende,

GGGI Sr. Green Cities Development Consultant

11:45 – 13:00 Interactive session on GCF Project in relation to Reviewed Detailed Physical Plans and Proposed projects (Nyagatare, Muhanga, Rubavu)




Followed by Q&A

Mr. Edward Kyazze (TBC)

Urbanization Division Manager

Ministry of Infrastructure


Mr. Parfait Karekezi

Green & Smart Cities Specialist

Rwanda Housing Authority


Mr. Jules Djangwani

Wetland Restoration and Landscape specialist

Rwanda Environment Management Authority


Mr. William Mugabo,

Green Economy Specialist

Ministry of Environment


Ms. Dorothy Uwera

Private Sector Federation Representative on GCF National Coordination Team (NCT)


Facilitated by

Ms. Liliane Uwanziga Mupende

GGGI Sr. Green Cities Development Consultant

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 – 14:45 Presentation

GCF Lessons learnt and Knowledge Sharing

Mr. Daniel Okechukwu Ogbonnaya

GGGI Rwanda Program Lead

14:45 – 15:15 Way Forward Ms. Inhee Chung

GGGI Rwanda Country Representative

15:15 – 16:00 Q&A Facilitated by

Mr. Daniel Okechukwu Ogbonnaya

GGGI Rwanda Program Lead

16:00 – 17:00 Networking & Close